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How Long Do Porcelain Veneers in Flushing Last?

January 12, 2019

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — Tags: — drgochman @ 4:26 pm

model of veneerNot everyone is born with a naturally attractive smile. When you combine genetics with poor oral hygiene habits, lifestyle factors, or trauma, your teeth may have several imperfections. You do not need to feel insecure about your appearance. You can enjoy drastic, lasting results with porcelain veneers in Flushing. You can correct several issues at once using one simple treatment.

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Veneers are thin custom-made shells bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth. Overall, they improve their size, shape, color, and proportion. They are effective for correcting several issues, like dark tooth discoloration, chips, cracks, gaps, and minor alignment concerns.

Now, porcelain is the preferred material for veneers because it allows them to be designed thinner. This allows less of your tooth’s structure to be removed during the bonding process. Porcelain is also stain-resistant and looks natural to give you a beautiful, bright smile.

What Can I Expect?

After an initial consultation with your cosmetic dentist in Flushing, you are scheduled for your procedure, which usually takes 2 appointments. Your teeth are cleaned before a small amount of enamel is removed to ensure the veneers sit flush. This process is minimally invasive. In fact, you may not even need an anesthetic. Once your teeth are prepared, a digital impression of your mouth is taken to craft your veneers.

They are designed to meet your exact specifications in a dental lab. This can take a couple of weeks, so temporary ones are attached while you wait. When your final veneers are ready, you return to the dentist’s office to have them bonded to your teeth.

How Long Do Veneers Last?

Composite veneers typically only last a few years, whereas, those made of porcelain last longer with the right aftercare. Although they are thin, your new smile can last for an average of 10 years before needing to be replaced. It is not uncommon for them to last longer if you take the time to care for them properly. To promote their longevity, it is best to:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day using a soft-bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste.
  • Floss between each tooth before going to bed.
  • Do not use your teeth as tools to open packages.
  • Do not chew on inedible objects, like your nails or pencils.
  • Do not bite into or chew overly hard foods with your veneers, like ice.
  • Wear an athletic mouthguard if you play sports.

Invest in Your Confidence

You do not need to live with the smile nature gave you. You can stop hiding behind your imperfections to give your confidence a boost with porcelain veneers.

About Dr. Richard J. Gochman

Dr. Richard J. Gochman earned his dental degree in 1983. Since 1984, he has provided comprehensive dental services to the community to create healthy, beautiful smiles. He uses the latest advancements in dentistry to combine aesthetics with function to improve his patients’ quality of life. If you are interested in a flawless smile, contact NY Smile Creators today to see if porcelain veneers are right for you.

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